National Geographic Puffer Fish

Fugu is a Japanese dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish (normally species of Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides) or porcupinefish of the genus Diodon. Because pufferfish is lethally poisonous if prepared incorrectly, fugu has become one of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine.

Tsukiji (築地) is a district of Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, the site of the Tsukiji fish market. Literally meaning “reclaimed land,” it lies near the Sumida River on land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay in the 1700s, during the Edo period.

Kizakura Sake (1959)

Sake (Japanese: 酒) is a Japanese word meaning “alcoholic beverage”, which in English has come to refer to a specific alcoholic beverage brewed mainly from rice, and known in Japan as either nihonshu (日本酒 “Japanese alcohol”) or sake. This article uses the word “sake” as it is used in English.

Kappa (河童, Kappa “river-child”), alternately called Gatarō (川太郎, Gatarō “river-boy”) or Kawako (川子, Kawako “river-girl”) , are legendary creatures; a type of water imp found in Japanese folklore. However they are also considered to be a part of cryptozoology, due to apparent sightings. In Shintoism they are considered to be one of many suijin (literally “water-deity”).

Kizakura Sake (1961)

Sake (Japanese: 酒) is a Japanese word meaning “alcoholic beverage”, which in English has come to refer to a specific alcoholic beverage brewed mainly from rice, and known in Japan as either nihonshu (日本酒 “Japanese alcohol”) or sake. This article uses the word “sake” as it is used in English.

Kappa (河童, Kappa “river-child”), alternately called Gatarō (川太郎, Gatarō “river-boy”) or Kawako (川子, Kawako “river-girl”) , are legendary creatures; a type of water imp found in Japanese folklore. However they are also considered to be a part of cryptozoology, due to apparent sightings. In Shintoism they are considered to be one of many suijin (literally “water-deity”).